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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to the organisation, implementation and management of strategies to purchase, maintain and enhance the longevity of public and private infrastructure assets. Software tools will be utilised and students will undertake activities that integrate underpinning theories and best engineering industry practice.

Unit content

  • Principles of life-cycle analyses associated with operation, maintenance and renewal of infrastructure assets
  • Assessing remaining service life and renewal strategies
  • Familiarisation with software tools
  • Planning and implementation of asset management: managing costs, resources, quality and risks
  • Asset management frameworks

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1apply life-cycle analysis to infrastructure assetsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2evaluate the required service life of infrastructure assetsKnowledge of a discipline
3familiarisation and application of asset management-based software toolsKnowledge of a discipline
4integrate theory and best practice of infrastructure asset management to a case studyIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
5understand and apply asset management frameworks.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply life-cycle analysis to infrastructure assets
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. evaluate the required service life of infrastructure assets
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. familiarisation and application of asset management-based software tools
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. integrate theory and best practice of infrastructure asset management to a case study
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. understand and apply asset management frameworks.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

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